After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious bilateral trip to Japan, the Ministry for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has felicitated interns and organisations in a recently concluded event. The technical training programme held in partnership with world’s third-largest economy will see these interns replicate Japan-like efficiency in our country.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship was joined by K P Krishnan, Secretary, MSDE, Asheesh Sharma, Joint Secretary, MSDE and Jayant Krishna, ED & COO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) at the event. The batch marks the successful beginning of synergy between Japan’s advanced technology and India’s rich human resources.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said,
I am extremely delighted to have felicitated the first batch and met each and every intern in person. They are our brand ambassadors for the programme and an inspiration for future batches. On their return, such highly-skilled talent pool will not only bring in international best practices but will strengthen the ‘Make in India’ mission. I wish them success.
The ministry is positive about more such collaborations with the government, he added. These 15 students have completed the pre-departure training in Chennai and have already found employment in Japanese manufacturing companies. They are being trained on production, quality department, technical department, among others.
Most of these interns hail from rural villages of Southern Tamil Nadu. They belong to economically weaker sections of the society with average family income ranging from Rs 40,000 to Rs 80,000 per annum. Under the programme, they will be earning almost Rs 60000 to Rs 65000 per month, post statutory deductions.